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Falcons receiver Julio Jones fine with not playing any preseason games

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Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones said he is fine with possibly not playing in any preseason games, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter reports.

Jones, 25, broke his foot in Week 5 last season, and the team has not announced how he will be used during the preseason. In the five games he played last season, Jones had 580 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

“That’s the coaches’ decision,” Jones said. “I’m just here doing whatever they want me to do. I miss football, but just being able to be back out there and run around, feels good.”

He said if he does play it will likely come in the third preseason game, when the starters will get the most snaps during preseason.

“Possibly, the third game,” Jones said. “We’ve been doing a lot of timing and everything. I’ve been with Matt (Ryan), this will be my fourth year. We got the timing and everything down.”

Jones and fellow receiver Roddy White have their eyes on each surpassing 1,500 receiving yards this season.

More: Atlanta Falcons preseason schedule, TV coverage

- Paul Palladino

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